This word has almost disappeared from the secular culture, and probably many 'religious' people as well. But we hear about Fallenness in the Bible right after the stories of the Origin.
The reality of the Fall runs all through the Bible. Looking at the Myth you will see it happening repeatedly since the days of Adam. In the Psalms we hear about it repeatedly.
Paul describes it clearly in Romans 7:22-3 and Walter Wink gave a very detailed analysis of how it impacts our present circumstances. In his lengthy discussions of the Domination System he found us all guilty, at the very least of acquiesence in an evil order of society.
Wink wrote on page 72 of Engaging the Powers that although "the doctrine of the Fall has been perverted to justify the worst kinds of oppression,", the "gladsome doctrine" indicates that we were good in the beginning, we fell, and we have been/are/will be redeemed. He indicated that the "Church is fallen along with the Empire."
"we have been trained, schooled, cajoled, and bullied into defecting from [God's values] in favor of the values of the world."
But the knowledge that we are loved by God enables us to find our way out of "this world", back to where we were at the beginning.